Hiking & Outdoors

South Africa has often been described as ‘a world in one country’. First time visitors are blown away by the amazing variety of scenery, from magnificent mountains and long white beaches, to semi-dessert and bushveld. The country is probably best known today as the land of Nelson Mandela and ‘big 5’ safaris. The country as a whole is rich in biodiversity and the Western Cape is home the Cape Floristic Region, the smallest of the worlds six floristic regions. This, together with the incredible scenery, makes it a hikers paradise.

Apart from nature, there are numerous cultural and heritage attractions. South Africans are also known as hospitable people with a love of sport and the outdoors.

For those of us with a love of hiking and outdoor activities, there is abundant opportunity to explore many of these areas on foot, although time limitations usually mean that we have to combine hiking with a certain element of driving. Our core products are based on various walking and hiking tours.

Being based in Cape Town, we have a bias towards the Western Cape region, but have links and contacts throughout the country. Over the next few pages we will highlight some of our more popular hikes in the various categories, but will also offer you the opportunity to look at some of the non-hiking activities that can be included in a tour or be part of the day’s activity.

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Platteklip Tours & Trails - Day Hikes & Walks These are mainly offered around Cape Town, Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, the Stellenbosch Wine Route and Hermanus Whale Route. For more information Click Here
Platteklip Tours & Trails - Multi-Day Trails Stand alone overnight trails and trekking routes, usually guided, with comfortable accommodation, hot showers, catering and logistical support. We refer to this as ‘slackpacking’ style, day packs only on the trail and the availability of hot or cold drinks at the end of the day. For more information Click Here
Platteklip Tours and Safaris_Table Mountain trail Tours that offer a combination of touring and walking to visit some of the iconic destinations of South Africa. These usually last from 5 to 14 days and include visits to the main attractions of the area or route, as well as the opportunity to hike the paths and trails of the region. For more information Click Here
Platteklip Tours & Trails - Walking Safaris In one or more of the game parks of the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Kruger National Park region. Click Here
Ziplining with Cape Canopy Tours There are also add-on options for activities such as hiking, canoeing, abseiling, zip-lining, paragliding, shark cage diving and many others. Click Here